Howdy, I'm Paul.
Right now I'm helping build Farcaster, which is a sufficiently decentralized social network. I've contributed to the design of the protocol and implementation of the hub. I'm @pfh on Farcaster.
Separately, I'm very motivated by the electrification movement, especially the electrification of buildings and heating. Buildings are the primary source of greenhouse gas emissions in NY state. I've built my own air-to-water heat pump and helped start a local recycling program for refrigerants.
I maintain a list of Requests for Collaboration. It's a collection of ideas/topics that I'm excited about and want to help with at some point. If you're involved with anything on this list, I'd love to talk.
I'm deeply inspired by the Solarpunk aesthetic. It's an optimistic, green genre of sci-fi that stokes my imagination. I occasionally write about Solarpunk on Substack and have collected a Solarpunk Canon for others to browse and share.
From 2020-2021, I helped build Curative, which became one of the largest COVID-19 testing and vaccine operations in the US. I led the software engineering, product, and design teams. In our first year, we completed 21 million PCR tests.
I'm on the board of the Schumacher Center for New Economics in the Berkshires and have advised on the Berkshares local currency program. I especially appreciate the center's collection of Arthur Morgan books.
I live in the Hudson Valley of New York with my partner, Agatha. We are amateur yet ambitious gardeners.
Elsewhere on the internet, I'm @pfletcherhill on Github and @pfletcherhill on Twitter.